Fun & Fit Gymnastics
We have been licensed to offer the Fun & Fit
Gymnastics Program with our gymnastics classes.
Below explains the philosophy of the program.
The Fun & Fit Gymnastics Program and Teaching
"We define winning as PERSONAL BEST instead of better
than others." TM
"It is the nature of competition to produce more losers
than winners, and young children
can't distinguish "losing" from "being a loser"."
This is how the program works. Each student in our
Kindergym classes, and both boys and girls
gymnastics classes will receive a Fun & Fit Poster
to take home. Each poster has a list of skills on
it. The coach keeps a skill card on every child and
marks off the skill when the student has mastered
that skill. Once every 8-week session, we send home
an envelop with stars in it. On the back of the star
is a number. That number corresponds to a skill on
the poster. When the poster is complete, we take a
picture of the child with the coach (there's a place
for the picture on the poster), and the child
receives a certificate stating he/she has completed
that poster. The child the gets the next poster.
"The posters, when sent home, encourage each student
to focus on personal skill mastery without
comparison to other students. The whole family can
monitor the student's progress and share in the
excitement as stars are awarded for skills learned.
And, since the skills are broken down into
achievable steps, success is experienced easily and
often. This builds an expectation of future success
(confidence) and an excitement for learning that
carries over into life outside the gym."